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Areola

The areola is the dark area of skin surrounding the nipple of the breast. The areola enlarges and darkens during pregnancy.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last Revised January 10, 2012

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Last Updated: January 10, 2012
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